Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY Cupcake Stand

This DIY Cupcake Stand is seriously so easy but it's one of my favorite projects.  I had another design friend who made something similar out of all white dishes to replicate a cupcake stand she had seen in a Pottery Barn magazine.  I love the simplicity of all white, I really do.  I also have my kitchen decor themed around dishes and wanted to make a stand I could leave out year round.  My kitchen/dining/living room has some shabby chicish elements and I wanted my diy cupcake stand to be one of those elements.

2 Large Plates
1 Medium Plate
1 Small Saucer Plate
2 Mugs
1 Sm Bowl
Ceramic Glue (or something strong like the E-6000 glue)

I went to Pier 1 and found all of the pieces in their clearance section.  Score!  I will admit that I sat on the ground and stacked the dishes until I had the exact look I was going for.  I can't remember exactly how much I spent but I know it was under $20.  Then I came home, washed the dishes and glued them all together.


Obviously I have to wash it by hand but I use it for more than just cupcakes.  Fresh Fruit.  Assorted Candy.  Nuts.  Anything that looks pretty and needs to be on the counter for one reason or another.  It's true that I probably couldn't put blue cupcakes on there and make it look masculine for a boy themed party but that is why I have a set of white cake stands.  It really was meant to not only be functional but be a pretty piece of art.    

To be honest I'm so tempted to do another diy cupcake stand just for the fun of it.  Maybe someone will want one for their birthday.  Any takers?


  1. How adorable, I love shabby chic! What a great idea. I have some old cups and plates, just got to get me that glue!! Thank you Sarah! Lisa

  2. I love the flower plate! What a lovely touch! It looks so springy and fresh and gentle. I like it!

  3. Great idea! I agree with Evelyn...it looks quite like spring and fresh! Brilliant!

  4. That is such a pretty and perfect stand. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. So cute! I love it. Your newest follower from Polkadots on Parade. :)

  6. It's gorgeous - you have done so well! Love the colour theme you have used.

  7. Where can I get this E6000 glue, does it have a different name?